Meghalaya reports 6 more COVID19 positive cases


GUWAHATI: Meghalaya has reported six more COVID19 positive cases after the first COVID19 patient of the state died at 2.45 AM on Wednesday. The six new COVID19 patients are related to the first patient, a senior doctor at Bethamy Hospital in Shillong.

“Of the 68 tested so far, 6 have come out positive who are all family members & helpers of the first #Covid19 positive case. 6 other cases are being retested. All the rest of the cases are negative,” Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tweeted. 

The doctor at Shillong’s Bethany Hospital had no travel history, sources had said earlier, adding that he might have contracted the virus through a “silent carrier”. The state government launched a massive search for the spreader, and has announced a two-day curfew in the capital city.

The government has asked all the people who have visited the hospital on or before March 22 to come forward. It has also asked people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Meghalaya Government had also clamped curfew for 48 hours in the capital city of Shillong on Tuesday.